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At Brady Orthodontics, we use high-tech KLOwen custom braces to straighten your smile up to 40% faster, so you'll spend more time smiling.

We proudly provide braces to patients of all ages in Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northfield, Winnetka, Wilmette, Evanston, and the surrounding communities.

KLOwen Metal Braces

Traditional braces have been around for a long time and remain probably the most recognizable symbol of orthodontics. People tend to think metal braces are awkward, but your brackets will look smaller and feel lighter than traditional styles.

KLOwen custom metal braces are great at fixing complex tooth issues, closing gaps, and aligning teeth faster than other treatments. This speed means fewer office visits and less time in braces!

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At Brady Orthodontics, we're proud to offer cutting-edge braces technology to our patients of all ages. Dr. Brady customizes your KLOwen metal braces according to your unique needs, which helps you get amazing results 20% - 40% faster than traditional braces.

The Parts of Metal Braces


The Stride brackets Dr. Brady uses are durable and made from a mix of stainless steel, nickel, and other metals. Brackets have hooks or doors where we'll thread a wire to guide your teeth.

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Dr. Brady will use glue to attach the brackets directly to your teeth. KLOwen metal braces use indirect bonding, so each bracket is placed into a tray that we'll put over your teeth in one simple step. We'll use our curing light to bond the brackets to your teeth.


This thin piece of metal runs from one bracket to another. With KLOwen custom braces, we'll place the wire at the beginning of your treatment, with fewer adjustments in our Winnetka or Evanston office.

Orthodontic Bands

We cement these stainless steel rings to your teeth using dental bonding agents. These bands anchor your braces and orthodontic appliances but aren’t always necessary.

Most Common Misconceptions About Orthodontics


If you need bite correction at Brady Orthodontics, elastics are crucial. They're generally strung between an upper bracket hook and a lower bracket hook.

This pulls your upper jaw backward to correct an overbite, or the lower jaw back to correct an underbite. We use rubber bands for many different situations, especially when Dr. Brady needs to exert extra pressure on the teeth or jaws.


Dr. Brady uses these tiny elastic rings to create space between your teeth when needed, typically before we place your bands. People also refer to them as "separators.”

Metal Braces FAQs